Yard Vacuum: Top 5 Electric Leaf Vacuums Blowers 2016

Are you looking for a yard vacuum, a leaf blower, or a sweeper?  Well you don’t have to choose if you buy one leaf vacuum that does it all.

More and more manufacturers are creating multi-purpose leaf blowers that have the capability to not only vacuum leaves and debris, but can also blow or sweep debris off sidewalks and driveways.  The benefit to you is some savings because you don’t need to buy two or three separate machines and you get the convenience of using and storing only one yard vacuum.

Toro 51609 Electric Blower Yard Vacuum Kit View

We only have two cordless models in our line-up and that’s because, at least at this point, batteries (even Lithium Ion) are mostly not powerful enough to do a good job of vacuuming without running out of battery power and leaving tasks unfinished.  There are certainly plenty of cordless blowers and sweepers that will do the job.  Once you add the lawn vacuum feature, you need to add enough power to suck up touch leaves, dirt, and debris.  That takes a corded electric motor or one of the higher voltages lithium-ion models.

Take a look and see if a yard vacuum in our list might be just what you’re looking for!

Yard Vacuum: Top 5 Leaf Vacuums Blowers Sweepers

WORX WG502 TriVac Deluxe Yard Vacuum Full View#5 – WORX WG502 TriVac Deluxe Blower/Mulcher/Yard Vacuum

The WORX WG502 TRIVAC Deluxe electric leaf blower, mulcher, and vacuum is one of the few blowers that is actually a 3-in-1 compact blower, mulcher, and yard vacuum.  This is great for cost savings and for reducing the number of machines you have to maintain.  The WORX TriVac is very well-designed and durable featuring an all-metal impeller and a 2-stage mulching system.  It is very lightweight yet very powerful with a 12 amp motor capable of 210 mph air speeds.  WORX has packed a lot of features into this very capable yard vac.

Features

  • Powerful 12-amp motor has the suction power to vacuum 14 gallons of dry leaves per minute and can blow away debris and dirt at up to 210 mph
  • 2-stage mulching system with the combination of a shredder blade and an all-metal impeller that produces an efficient mulch ratio of 18:1
  • Change-outs between blower and vac are a breeze with the flip of a switch with no additional tubes to carry around
  • A large collector bag made of breathable nylon with its quick-connect coupler holds up to 10 gallons of mulch extending the time between dumping and detaches and connects easily
  • An angled tube assists with vacuuming under yard objects like decks
  • The built-in airflow regulator on the blower tube facilitates blower speed tailoring to the task at hand
  • A wraparound soft-grip handle reduces fatigue during yard tasks as part of WORX ErgoSum Design Technology that features a more natural and comfortable grip
  • Designed to be used with only one hand, the Worx WG502 TriVac leaf blower vacuum and mulcher weighs in at a very lightweight 8.6 lbs.
  • 2-Year limited warranty

Pros

  • Very powerful
  • Very lightweight and easy to handle
  • Easy to empty
  • Durable with quality materials

Cons

  • Has trouble with wet leaves
  • Has trouble with large leaves
  • Some reports of seams failing
  • Several reports that it doesn’t work as good as advertised

Worx WG502 TriVac Deluxe Yard Vacuum Review

WORX WG502 TriVac Deluxe Features Video

 
 

#4 – Black & Decker BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher

Black & Decker is a leading manufacturer of high-performance leaf vacuums, electric leaf blowers, and mulchers.  One of its best is theBlack and Decker BV5600 Blower Yard Vacuum Full View Black & Decker BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/Mulcher.  Its 12-amp motor provides powerful suction and 250 mph blower airspeeds with lower noise than some comparable models.  It’s really the ideal tool for clearing driveways, sidewalks, decks and garages of debris and fall leaves or vacuuming leaves, grass clippings, twigs, pine needles and other lawn debris. You will appreciate all the great features Black & Decker has included in this model.

Features

  • Powerful 12-amp motor generates plenty of suction and produces blower airspeeds of 250 mph
  • 50% quieter than Black & Decker’s LH4500 model
  • High-impact metal impeller mulches effectively to a 16:1 ratio and reduces clogging
  • Handy 2-speed adjustable power lets you handle delicate flower beds or tough matted leaves
  • The turbo nozzle directs high speed airflow at leaves and debris effectively sweeping it out of the way
  • Tool-free change between vacuum and blower saves time
  • Built-in cord retainer keeps cord plugged and prevents inadvertent stoppages

Pros

  • Very strong suction power
  • Easy to change between functions
  • Swivel tip is very useful
  • Excellent build quality

Cons

  • Heavier than some
  • Shoulder strap is thin
  • Needs bigger debris bag

Black and Decker VB5600 Blower Yard Vacuum Review

 

#3 – GreenWorks 24322 DigiPro G-MAX 40V Cordless Blower/Vac

Greenworks DigiPro G-MAX 40V Sweeper Yard Vacuum Full ViewOne of two cordless blower/vacs in our list, the GreenWorks DigiPro uses the power of a 40-volt lithium-ion battery system to eliminate the need for an AC power cord.  Its brushless motor insures long life and its 185 mph airspeed should be adequate for most tasks.  If you like GreenWorks tools, there are 10 of them that use the G-MAX battery system.  GreenWorks has tried very hard to put the features and power into this yard vacuum to make it a true replacement for gas and corded models.

Features

  • Powerful 40-volt
  • Variable speed operation insures you have the right power for tough tasks with up to 185 mph wind speed and for more delicate tasks alike
  • 10:1 mulch ratio
  • Quieter operation than many corded models
  • The powerful, interchangeable 40-volt lithium-ion battery is part of the GreenWorks GMAX battery system and fits 10 other GreenWorks tools
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  • Long-lasting battery system supports mulching up to three bags per battery charge and quick-charges in about 60 minutes for the 2Ah battery and 120 minutes for the 4Ah battery
  • Ergonomic and balanced design plus light weight provide a comfortable working experience
  • Over-mold, wraparound grip handle reduces operator fatigue
  • Built-in battery life indicator prevents eliminates surprises
  • Simple snap-on and –off design makes switching functions easier

Pros

  • Variable speed control is very helpful
  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Quick recharging
  • Like option to use battery with other GreenWorks tools

Cons

  • Not great on damp or extra-large leaves
  • Turbo mode uses battery up fast
  • Not as powerful as most gas and corded models
  • Pricey

Greenworks DigiPro G-Max 40V Sweeper Yard Vacuum Review

GreenWorks 24322 DigiPro Demo Video

 

#2 – Black and Decker LSWV36 40V Lithium Ion Sweeper/Vac

Another 40V lithium-ion cordless sweeper/vac, the Black & Decker LSWV36 comes with the reliability and durability that Black &Black and Decker LSWV36 Blower Yard Vacuum Decker is known for.  It has Black & Decker’s Power Command which lets you choose between maximum power and maximum run-time.  Very lightweight at only 5.4 lbs., you won’t get tired as fast.  If you don’t want to lug around a cord and you think gas sweepers are too much of a pain and too noisy, you should definitely take a look at this model.  Black & Decker has put some very high-end features into this value cordless.

Features

  • Reliable, rechargeable 40-volt lithium-ion battery power will provide years of useful life, has a quick recharge time of only an hour, and is shareable with Black & Decker’s other 40-volt tools
  • Power Command lets you choose between maximum power and maximum battery life
  • Light weight means more comfortable sweeping with less fatigue
  • Easily converts from sweeper to vacuum
  • This low-noise operation model features a sound rating of only 65 dBA
  • Handy built-in scraper loosens matted leaves and debris for easier sweeping and vacuuming
  • Ergonomic, soft-grip handle provides comfortable handling
  • Energy Star-qualified battery charger

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Pros

  • Lightweight and easy to handle
  • Easy to switch between sweeper and vacuum
  • Low noise operation
  • Adjustable power is a great feature

Cons

  • Not for large jobs
  • Pricey
  • Vacuum bag is too small
  • Plastic impeller not durable

Black and Decker LSWV36 Blower Yard Vacuum Review

Black and Decker LSWV36 Features Video

 

#1 – Toro 51609 Ultra Electric Blower/Leaf Vacuum

Toro 51609 Electric Blower Yard Vacuum Main ViewThe Toro 51609 is corded and that explains its powerful 235 mph airstream and aggressive suction power.  It can reduce debris using its shredding metal impeller in a ratio of 16:1 and with its high-quality, durable materials, you can expect this model from Toro to last for years to come.  This is a great yard vacuum and blower with many features and a value price.

Features

  • A powerful 12-amp motor vacuums, shreds, and sweeps away dirt and other lawn debris quickly and efficiently
  • An Infinitely variable speed motor gives you precise control over blower air speed and suction power for any task; tough to delicate
  • Use its top airspeed of 235 mph on wet, matted debris or less airspeed down to 112 mph for easier jobs
  • The vacuum has incredible suction power air volume of up to 390 CFM
  • Automatic balance between airspeed and volume ensures maximum power without changing the nozzle
  • At only 7.5 lbs. this model is lightweight and reduces fatigue
  • A rugged magnesium metal impeller promises long life and serrated edges do a better job of mulching leaves and other debris
  • Easily switch between tasks in seconds using the Quick-Release latch
  • Power cord stores on board the blower for easy storage
  • 2-Year limited warranty

Accessories

  • 1 – Main blower tube
  • 2 – Air concentrator nozzle inserts (Power and Concentrator)
  • 1 – Vacuum tube
  • 1 – Vacuum Bag
  • 1 – Cord storage hook attachment
  • 1 – Operators manual

Pros

  • Variable speed adjustment
  • Powerful and lightweight
  • Metal impeller chops up leaves well
  • Large debris bag

Cons

  • No power cord strain relief hook
  • Shoulder bag is bulky
  • Very loud
  • Suction ineffective on large leaves

Toro 51609 Electric Blower Yard Vacuum Review

Toro 51609 Ultra Video

 

Yard Vacuum Comparison Chart

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TitleToro 51609 Ultra 12 amp Variable-Speed (up to 235) Electric Blower/Vacuum with Metal ImpellerBlack & Decker BV5600 High Performance Blower/Vac/MulcherWORX WG502 TriVac Delux Blower/Mulcher/Vacuum 12.0 Amp with Metal ImpellerGreenWorks G-MAX DigiPro 185 MPH Brushless Blower/Vac, 40V 4 AH Li-Ion, Incl Battery and ChargerBlack and Decker LSW36 36-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless Sweeper
FeatureToro Ultra 3-in-1 blower, vacuum, and leaf shredder makes completing yard work fun and easy
Move a substantial volume of leaves and debris with ease with air speeds up to 235 mph and air volume up to 390 cfm
Variable speed motor for better control; rugged metal impeller creates a fine mulch
Quick-Release Latch lets you convert your blower into a vacuum in seconds without tools
Comes with power unit, blower tubes, vacuum tubes, and vacuum bag; 2-year warranty
The 12 amp motor operates a 3-in-1 blower, vacuum and mulcher all in one
250 mph blower with 2 Speed selections
Can grind up to 16 bags of mulch down to one
Tool-free changing between vacuum and blower
Electric blower and vacuum can blow away debris then easily change to vacuuming in seconds
2-stage mulching system with shredder blade and all-metal impeller
Angled nose for easier access under decks and shrubs
One hand operation; also includes 10-gallon collector bag
Backed by two year warranty; emission free thanks to electric power
High impact resistant impeller mulches leaves 1/18th original size
Instant one-switch blower/vac conversion ? no switching tubes
One hand operation, compact and lightweight at 8.6-pound
DigiPro Brushless Motor with our G-MAX System delivers longer life, more efficiency, less noise and higher performance
Variable speed offers up to 185 mph to make clean up of major debris easy and efficient
Blower/Vac capability provides a versatile use to get your yard work done without the need for multiple tools
Powerful enough to handle wet and dry leaves
Compatible ONLY with GreenWorks G-MAX 40V Battery models, 29472 and 29462 and G-MAX Charger model 29482
Powerful 36-volt lithium ion rechargeable battery delivers the power with long run-time to complete the toughest jobs
Power Command controls speed for maximum run-time or maximum power
Clears debris from hard surfaces like patios, decks, walkways, driveways and garages
Blow tube with built-in scraper allows users to loosen matted leaves and stuck-on debris
Soft grip handle; lightweight at just 4.7 pounds
ListPrice$119.99$.$129.99$349.99$239.99
Model51609BV5600WG50224322LSW36
Price$69.97$69.97$120.00$219.99$139.00
Height14 inch9.88 inch8.88 inch11 inch6.31 inch
Weight10 pound8.6 pound5.6 pound6.8 pound
Width9 inch20.75 inch11.6 inch8.5 inch10.63 inch
Length41 inch15.63 inch25.67 inch32.5 inch14.63 inch
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